The election into the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Germany started on the morning of September 24, as a 112.UA reporter informs.
It is noted that the polling stations opened at 8 am, and the votes can be cast until 6 pm. The preliminary results will be announced after the polling stations are closed.
“The ballots will be counted manually. Electronic devices will be used only for revealing the results. The preliminary results are expected after the polling stations are closed. There are 589 seats in the Bundestag, and almost 5,000 candidates are running for them,” our reporter says.
The front-runner of this election is Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. If the party wins, Merkel will remain the Chancellor of Germany.
“By the poll results, Angela Merkel has all of the chances to be re-elected as the German Chancellor for the fourth time, as her party, the Christian Democratic Union, is supported by 37% of Germans. Her main competitor is the Social Democratic Party headed by Martin Schulz. About 1/3 of Germans support it,” the reporter noted.